Overview

Position: Sustainable Fashion Assistant Campaigner

Based: EJF offices in Bath (remote working initially)

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Salary range: £27,000 – £31,000 (depending on experience)

Benefits

  • Private healthcare
  • Generous pension rising with each year of service
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Home working 1-2 days per week (post-Covid)

Position overview

EJF is looking for an extremely smart, ambitious, energetic and eco-conscious, fashion aware and committed Assistant Campaigner to join our growing team working to protect people, wildlife and our planet from the environmental damage and climate change impacts caused by the fashion industry.

This exciting new role will help to develop the Cotton Campaign and build a winning portfolio of organic cotton designer T-shirts to drive visibility for the campaign goals. The Assistant Campaigner will lead the production of materials and events that maximise public demands for an end to ‘fast fashion’, the use of toxic pesticides and unnecessary carbon outputs in our clothing and the environmental injustice that it creates.

Under the guidance of senior team members, the Assistant Campaigner will develop research and advocacy into the environmental and social impacts of cotton production and the global fashion sector; and identify the core messages, audiences, and create opportunities and media outreach to present the campaign. Our awareness-raising and outreach will build public opinion on fashion and climate ahead of the COP26 meeting and engage key partners and change-makers – including mainstream industry – in the longer-term.

The role will involve direct engagement with fashion designers, industry, universities and fashion colleges to generate strong and very visible support for the campaign goals. We will promote sustainability in the fashion sector and the need for industry commitments for zero-carbon cotton in supply chains. EJF uses films and reports to leverage measurable change for our global environment by focusing on three priorities: cotton and climate; cotton and pesticides; and cotton and consumption patterns.

EJF is lean, agile, creative, strategic and most of all results driven. Join our world-leading professional team to help protect people, wildlife, wild places and our shared natural world.

Key responsibilities

  • Build and develop EJF’s portfolio of ethical, campaign led, organic cotton designer t-shirts – themed around core campaign messages and with this devise a detailed, high-calibre presentation to leading fashion designers and brands to engage their support; and recruit new young designers (including donating designs for the T-shirt project).
  • Research and write campaign reports and materials.
  • Work with the digital comms team to engage supporters via the website, blogs and social media.
  • Create materials to engage fashion colleges and universities for support and visibility to generate a strong and vocal public campaign ahead of COP26.
  • Identify opportunities to secure celebrity support for the campaign, including through the fashion industry (models, agencies and photographers).
  • Work with like-minded organisations to build a coalition that can maximise shared concerns for climate, people and our shared world.

Essential skills and attributes:

  • Excellent research, writing and presentation skills for multiple and diverse audiences (public and specialist).
  • Educated to graduate level with at least 2-years professional experience in a relevant sector.
  • Confident, outgoing and enthusiastic, you are able to show that you can ‘win people over’.
  • Strong interest in sustainable fashion and an understanding of how the sector operates, including fashion supply chains.
  • A demonstrable commitment to EJF’s Mission and Vision along with the drive, determination and passion necessary to deliver sector-leading impact for the protection of our natural world and environmental justice.

Applications: please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for the role to: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 24th May

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No other communications.

Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.

EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

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Background

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) works to Protect People and Planet.

We believe environmental security is a human right.

EJF investigates and campaigns threats to our natural world, and with it, the communities most dependent upon it. We work at the grassroots, supporting and training environmental and human rights defenders. Our investigations underpin campaigns targeting influential decision makers in public policy and private sector, and change makers including international media and the public.

EJF works to protect oceans by ending illegal fishing and ‘seafood slavery’; protect our global climate, forests and ‘Blue Carbon’; secure recognition and protection for climate refugees; and promote sustainability in fashion.

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